Secret Inhabitants of the Depth

Ocean is, perhaps, the only space, which still keeps many of its secret out of the reach of people. Driven by urge for the new discoveries and inspired by the spirit of adventure, humans have already reached the remote locations of all the continents, have conquered the highest mountain peaks, and even peeped into the outer space, but the world ocean still remains unexplored in its largest part. Of course, living creatures, which inhabit the deepest seas and oceans of our planet, are cloaked in mystery, myths, and legends.

The deep sea animals, the pictures of which we have gathered in this gallery at Cruzine, are capable of destroying any traditional stereotype of how fish or a living organism in general can look like. These animals agitate the imagination with unusual, even seemingly unnatural, glowing color transitions, diversity of shapes and sizes. These creatures live so deep in the ocean, that even sun light cannot reach those depths. So, it is not a big surprise that humans cannot yet fully explore this, perhaps, last bastion of the wild nature. However, thanks to the advancements in technologies, we now have apparatuses, which help us catch a glimpse of the deep sea life. Some of the most impressive portraits of the ocean animals are right here for your attention.

Another World by Alexander Semenov

Phronima by Solvin Zankl

Phronima sp. This amphipod was the inspiration for the character in the movie “Alien”. by Solvin Zankl

Chauliodus sloani by Solvin Zankl

Argyropelecus olfersi by Solvin Zankl

Megalopa-Larve by Solvin Zankl

Bathylagus antarcticus by Solvin Zankl

Jellyfish by Noam Chen

Light Diffracting Jellyfish by Jo Helmuth

Beautiful Darkness by minachom

Demon of the Deep by QQQQcon

Flohkrebs Lanceola sp. by Solvin Zankl

Deep-sea-dumbo by new species

Deep-sea-crustacean by new species

Melanostomias biseriatus by Solvin Zankl

Monster of the deep blue sea by TinaCathou

Octopus defilippi by Solvin Zankl

Argyropelecus olfersi by Solvin Zankl

A jellyfish in the deep sea by Paul Nicklen

Deep Sea plankton Tiefsee Plankton by Solvin Zankl

Deep Sea plankton Tiefsee Plankton by Solvin Zankl

Exquisite Jewels of the Deep by Mauritz Preller

Deep Sea Fish from the Oozeki Net by Annie Crawley

Deep Sea Hatchetfish by Annie Crawley

Deep Sea Fish from the Oozeki Net by Annie Crawley

Deep Sea Fish caught in the Oozeki Net by Annie Crawley

Googly Eyed Squid by Annie Crawley

Amphipod by Annie Crawley

Deep-sea anglerfish by Solvin Zankl

Whalefish Deep Sea fish Tiefsee Fisch by Solvin Zankl

Elegance by Mirko Zorz

Jellyfish by openyourap

Mysterious Creature of the Deep by Jodie

Deep Sea Fish from the Oozeki Net by Annie Crawley

Ca.preservedanimal by Jason Bradley

GP010MQ by Greenpeace Oceans


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With 30 years of life experience behind my shoulders, today I find myself focused mainly around two core values: my family (I am a happy husband and a proud father) and IT in its broadest meaning, including but not limited to hardware and software techniques and innovations. My special interest and true passion is photography. Here I am ready to put my signature under each word, once said by Dorothea Lange: “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Being a part of Cruzine team, I enjoy instant process of learning as well as sharing my own experience in photography and IT with the readers of this digital magazine.